So your not sure about Boudoir but you’re surely are intrigued by the subject.
Your hit in the face by these myths that i think is important to put out on the table and discuss.
1# Boudoir is about porn and very tacky:
No its not, its about showing in a tasteful classy way how beautiful a woman is weather she is wearing lingerie or not. Your photographers portfolio should give you an idea of what type of end product they have to offer. I am always inspired by my clients individuality and what we are working with on set – weather its little props like jewelry or furniture.
2# this is only for skinny or fit women who are most likely supermodels.
Big NO! Boudoir is made for all shapes and sizes. The surprising truth is that even the professional models are allot more ordinary than you think. Sure so you think but their photogenic and know what they are doing. Try not to panic to much because i will guide you when were shooting. I understand what works in a photo and what is not so flattering on the body.
3# I have to be naked or wear lingerie
Most certainly not, If you would like to wear a large jersey or be wrapped up in bedding sheets it is entirely up to you on what you want to wear. This is your shoot, so if you have something in mind we can always discuss personal preferences. How brave you want to be on set is a entirely up to you.
4# Boudoir is for your significant other
Yes it is a fantastic gift idea, but this does not mean its not an option for single ladies. In-fact I’ve had a client who came in from a recently bad breakup. The shoot made her feel so much better about herself as a women. Boudoir is very self pampering, like the effects of a spa session as it leaves you with a feel good end result. It is all about you and feeling good about yourself as person as you create self recognition on your very important tool of life – your body.
5# Boudoir is dangerous
Really? Surely if you or a friend went to some dodgy photographer i completely understand this fear. Remember its about professionalism – unfortunately you do get cheepie photographers out there that make a bad reputation of this profession. If you come to me these images are completely a private matter between us. My imagery don’t go online without clients permission. We can either shoot in your home or my private studio. With me its always about keeping you at comfort and ease. I work with a female team and when i say that its usually me & the make up artist. If it makes you feel better to bring a female friend with that’s perfectly fine.
I hope this clears up all those funny thoughts that you’ve had, if theres any questions or concerns about doing a boudoir your most welcome to ask me.
You can see more of my boudoir collection on Pintrest 🙂